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  • Published on: 24 Sep 2011
  • Submitted by: Institut für Geographie - Universität Innsbruck
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Mountains under climate and global change conditions
The book chapter aims to look at Global Change from different perspectives and in an integrative
approach. Our case in point are the Alps and, within them, mainly the Austrian Alps where
the authors concentrate their research. After analysing the status quo, we shall present
ongoing political processes, programmes and research and define the issues. Climate change
concerns all spheres of nature and different subareas of the anthroposphere. It is in the
cryosphere that change becomes most clearly visible, especially on glaciers and in
permafrost areas, but also in the valleys. These lower lying areas face increased hazards but
also new economic opportunities for agriculture and tourism, which we will discuss before
closing with an outlook on future challenges.
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